COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
May 20 & 21, 2013
The Board convened on Monday, May 20, 2013 with all members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, and Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Gene Zimmer as an observer.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for May 20 & 21, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of May 13 & 14, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board for a department update. Sheriff Miller reported that he completed an 8 hour continuing education course on horse and dog abuse investigations. He also reviewed an ATV accident investigation, storm damage on the south and east side of New Hampton, jail school in Iowa City; recent mental health transports, a domestic abuse situation in Nashua, and a complaint regarding dogs in Alta Vista.
Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of Bassett. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the change of job classification for Dennis Sanders (as per request) from Jail Administrator to Deputy Sheriff effective May 27, 2013 as per union contract. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss the Community Services Building office space. The office space was occupied by the Chickasaw County Tourism Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty. Ms. Prouty moved into the New Hampton Chamber office leaving the Community Services Building office vacant. Ms. Babcock would like to assign the office space to Kim Boos (mentoring program). It was the consensus of the Board that Mrs. Boos could utilize the office space.
Kathy Babcock also reviewed with the Board a draft tobacco policy for the county. After discussion, Mrs. Babcock will contact other counties regarding the tobacco policy and how those counties deal with Conservation Department managed property.
The Board discussed scheduling of ‘Town Hall” meetings regarding county related topics.
CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska and Ben Wright representing Tenco Inc. met with the Board to discuss the mental health services in the county and possible changes in the upcoming year.
Sheila Kobliska also gave the Board FY 14 Case Management projected cost report for review. The unit cost is projected to increase from $110.00 to $119.35 is primarily due to the increase in health insurance.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 P M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 with all members present: Byrne, Zoll, Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Gene Zimmer as an observer.
At 9:35 AM a Joint 28 E Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board convened at 9:30 AM via conference call: Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Auditor Joan E. Knoll and Gene Zimmer an observer from the public. Present at Mitchell County were Supervisors Bob Marreel, Joel Voaklander, Stan Walk, Auditor Lowell Tesch, and CPC/TCM director Sheila Kobliska.
Sheila Kobliska reviewed the FY 14 Case Management projected cost report report. Discussion followed.
Motion by Voaklander, Seconded by Andersen to approve FY 14 Case Management projected cost report. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Sheila Kobliska reviewed with the Board the TCM advisory Board members.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Marreel to re-appoint Mona Krugger with Pathways, Tori Reicherts with Community Care, and appoint Rob Skillen and Bruce Westendorf for a three year term. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; bridge rail repair (bridge 1690 located on Odessa Avenue); signing-survey, flagging; one call over the weekend (tree down on Newell Avenue); blades out when possible, spot rocking; dust control permits; Box culvert extension (east of Windsor on 240th Street); contract bridge on 260th; box culvert on York Avenue Chickasaw and Winneshiek County line (box concrete 100% poured); staking York Avenue for pavement crushing; etc.
Jerry Lindner met with the Board to discuss job incentives for the City of Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Community Development Corporation entered into an agreement on April 11, 2013 with Nortford, LLP dba HWY 18 Truck Repair. The FCDC will provide HW 18 Truck Repair with job money by paying $1000.00 per job, commencing April 2013 for a total of 7-9 of new jobs for a period up to 24 months. FCDC has paid HWY 18 Truck Repair a total of $3,000 ($1,000 for 3 new jobs) that have been created. Mr. Lindner was asking if the Board would match the request. The Board will contact the County Attorney’s Office to draft a resolution for the Board’s review.
The New Hampton Tribune is publishing a Chickasaw county information magazine that will be coming out the end of June. The New Hampton newspaper is wondering if the Board would like to place an ad in the papers. It was the consensus of the Board not to advertise in the Chickasaw county information magazine at this time.
The Board discussed scheduling of ‘Town Hall” meetings regarding county related topics. Supervisor Andersen will update “Town Hall” plan for the Board to review.
The Board allowed claims.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Jeff Schott, Institute of Public Affairs, from the University of Iowa met with the Board and Department Heads on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Community Services Building for a Goal Setting Session.
Rick Holthaus, Chairman
Board of Supervisors
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor